The Impact of Systemic Risks on the Business – Alla Valente, Cody Scott – BSW #305

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Alla Valente
Senior Analyst at Forrester Research

Alla is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. She covers governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), third-party risk management (TPRM), contract lifecycle management (CLM), and supply chain risk with a special focus on risk management frameworks. In this role, Alla helps Forrester clients establish strategy, adopt best practices, define a governance framework, and select technology to manage risk, improve business resilience, and strategic value-add. Her research also includes ethics and trust in digital transformation, enterprise risk management (ERM), and protecting the organization’s brand.

Cody Scott
Senior Analyst at Forrester

Cody is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. He covers cyber risk management with a focus on cyber risk quantification, enterprise risk management, and governance, risk, and compliance. In this role, Cody helps Forrester clients tailor and implement effective risk management strategies, processes, and technologies that innovate their security programs, strengthen operational resilience, and deliver business value.

Cody has 10 years of experience in the security field leading complex projects, building high-performing teams, and transforming cybersecurity and privacy programs. Prior to Forrester, Cody served as the first chief cybersecurity risk officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he led a team focused on building a world-class cyber risk and resilience program. Before joining the civil service, Cody worked as a consultant supporting technology projects and programs across the US Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, and NASA. He has been a featured speaker at leading conferences, including RSA Conference, FAIRCON, and DOE CyberCon.


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